Local man faces 12 charges

A truckload of charges have been laid against a Red Deer man after police pulled over a pickup truck believed to have been stolen in Delburne.

A truckload of charges have been laid against a Red Deer man after police pulled over a pickup truck believed to have been stolen in Delburne.

Const. Sabrina Grunow, media relations officer for the Red Deer City RCMP, said Mark Tiihonen, 47, was arrested near the North Hill Inn in Red Deer at about 2 p.m. on Thursday, four days after the heavy-duty pickup truck was reported stolen.

Tiihonen faces 12 charges altogether, including weapons offences.

Charges include: One count of possessing stolen property worth more than $5,000, three counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000, possessing break-in tools, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possessing a restricted firearm and ammunition, possessing a weapon obtained by crime, careless storage of a firearm, careless storage of ammunition and a criminal code offence of driving while disqualified.

Tiihonen is being held in custody pending his appearance in Red Deer Provincial Court on Thursday, July 23.

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